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Jul 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
light and collided with a big rig in san francisco's hayes valley neighborhood. it happened last thursday. mack was ejected from the shuttle bus and pinned underneath that big rig. ucsf will install seat belts by the end of august. >>> a bicyclist struck by a food truck has died. the violent collision in the city's south of market neighborhood, nancy hoe made an illegal street on fremont street in front of the food delivery truck. ho was not wearing a helmet and suffered a critical head injury. she was pronounced dead last night. >>> tonight at 6:00, our first look at two suspects charged with killing a woman, setting her on fire, and then dumping her body in the streets of an up scale oakland neighborhood. salvador and hector garcia were charged with murder. the charges carry special circumstances that would mean they are eligible for the death penalty or a life in prison. she was the mother of aed to bler. they are gang members who were and rifted on tuesday, several days after police were led on high-speed chases. >>> bay chair children who rely on the big sisters, big brother
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Jul 28, 2011 4:30am PDT
issue a tax refund, that and the rest of the news before the bell coming up. and, the big trade. find out when the giants could have a new slugger. atf ownwnsasa n jose. >> well, good morning. it's 4:43 as we look at one of the bridges and some of the traffic building up. we'll check in with mike in just a minute. the irs says airlines need to issue tax refunds, at least kind of, "today in the bay's" nicole lapin with that and the rest of the news before the bell. good morning. >> good morning to you. i'll get to that. futures are higher after yesterday's big market sell-off. investors growing worried about the stalemate in washington over raising the nation's debt ceiling. the house is to vote on the boehner plan but he might not have enough votes and senate democrats for their matter say they are going to oppose the bill. it will run out of cash to pay the bills starting tuesday, setting the stage for the first u.s. default. asian markets were down, europe lower, but we get significant employment data this morning and pending home sales and earnings from dupont and exxon-mobil. rec
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Jul 13, 2011 5:00pm PDT
has been under enormous pressure to lean out its menu. today big changes for southeast biggest chains in the country. 19 of them are adding healthier options to their children's menus. burger king, chilies and dennys are introducing a new program. burgers and fries won't be eliminated. >> if stead of pitch french tries we pitch apples, broccoli, salads. >> what about mcdonald's? mcdonald's is absent from today's announcement but says it is committed to balance menu options. >>> people around the bay area aren't having to crank the ac this week because the cooler weather has settled in happen our chief meteorologist joins with a look at how long we can expect these mild temps to stick around. in the east bay it was cool. i was wearing a hoodie. >> as far south as gilroy and morgan hill with temperatures averaging ten to 25 degrees below average in some cases. today, for example, walnut creek only 67. you should have 87 this time the year. not only that in the morning hours we've been starting off with foggy drizzle it's accumulated to .11, san francisco .04. so here's the onshore flow,
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Jul 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
-year-old and her big sister were playing in front of the apartment complex you to see behind me when a come came up to them and offered to buy the little girl some candy. big sister saw that as a red flag and went in to tell mom. denise and her 3-year-old sister were playing outside of their san jose apartment complex monday night when a stranger started talking to jasmine. >> she started complimenting my sister saying you're so cute. she told her let's go the store and i'll buy you some chocolate. and she thought it was her daughter. >> reporter: concerned the 14-year-old denise grabbed her little sister and headed back to her second story apartment. minutes later this 26-year-old woman barged into the apartment and grabbed jasmine who she insisted was her daughter. >> she said that's my baby and tried to grab her. my mom tried to stop her. lady was pushing her. then after that, i called the police. >> reporter: when denise held her sister and called 911 her mom stood in front of the girls blocking for resfrom getting to her. her mom said she was also concerned flores might make kni
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Jul 22, 2011 6:00am PDT
into the eastern pacific, this big dome of high pressure that is going to warm us up substantially next week. break out the flip-flops and the summer gear. looks like we're going to see a taste of summer through next week. this month has been below average. this is something we're monitoring for you. hurricane dora. yesterday a major hurricane category 4. this morning a category 1 packing maximum numb winds of 90 miles per hour. she will continue to the northwest. if you have travel plans, we're jealous of you, looks like you should be okay. maybe you want to monitor the weather. it looks like after the next 72 hours we'll be done with dora. the next on the list will be euge eugene. on the way to the 80s, a gorgeous day. i left the 90s off for today. 88 in fairfield. 84 fremont and 85 degrees in gilr gilroy. it's a getaway friday. >> i'll say it is easier than it was. it was kind of rough. right now the issue on the bay bridge, well the accident, chp arrived. no lanes reported block. might be a problem through the area. smoother drive off of the berkeley curve. 19 minutes on the travel time off of
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Jul 15, 2011 7:00am PDT
and really just ready for a big, big concert. matt? >> i tell you, al, this represents this morning, the motorcade had to actually move these people out of the way. anyway, we'll get back to you in a couple of minutes. >>> meanwhile, there has been a major development in the ongoing budget negotiations. president obama suspended the talks for the today. we'll tell you why and we'll talk to one of the senators who has been inside the negotiating room all week long. >> that's right. and also casey anthony is going to be released this sunday. and -- from prison. authorities are becoming increasingly concerned for her safety and we're live at the jail this morning with details on that story. >>> remember the photo we showed you earlier this week of that massive 18-foot long crocodile, the saltwater croc? a lot of people thought this was a doctor'd photograph. you can believe it's real. we went in search of that beast and we found him. >>> let's begin with that breaking news over night in boston where two delta planes collided. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us in washington. goo
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Jul 13, 2011 6:00pm PDT
this big commotion about him. >> there was plenty to say. ye died last week after the fishing boat erik cap sized with 43 on board in the sea of cortez. seven remain missing. three from the bay area. ye, a confirmed casualty. >> he was a workaholic. he wasn't sure. we said this is a the trip of a lifetime. you need to go you will be with your friend. >> outside the memorial service, bruce talked about visiting the site of his father's death in mexico and talking with one of the fishermen who was with his father as they escaped the sinking boat. >> it was helpful for him to tell the story of how my father lasted 15 hours on a cooler. >> that fisherman. mike ying told the son, he succumbed to exhaustion beef help arrived. >> he was a strong man. dedicated to his family. we gave it our all. so, unfortunate, that i have to be here for his funeral. >> while there was some closure for ye's family. other families await word of their loved one's fate. the family attended ye's memorial. yesterday the coast guard told families it was calling off the search. friends of the men are upset with the decis
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Jul 20, 2011 6:00am PDT
in the crash and east bay, car smashes into the back of a big rig. the accident happened after 2:00 this morning on westbound 580 at the scales in livermore. you've got to check out this video. the car ended up wedged underneath the back side of this big rig of the rig then dragged the car for several hundred yards before it stopped. medics airlifted one person to the hospital via helicopter. all lanes reopen before 5:00 this morning. >>> a new study out this morning suggests major budget cuts are causing big problems in policing some east bay cities. that's doubling response times in some cases. "today in the bay's" christie smith live in martinez with more on the study and impact it has on the people who live in the east bay. good morning, christie. >> good morning. when you come to the courthouse in martinez or jail you find quite a few deputies working. a new study shows the sheriff's department in contra costa county is having a hard time with all the budget cuts. it has done things like forced 50 sworn officers out. they were laid off. this is also reductions in patrol and
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Jul 1, 2011 6:00pm PDT
heading to lake tahoe. hot weather and big summer business. mike shows us the tourist boom this weekend. >> hey, tahoe is awesome. >> reporter: looking at these pictures after packed south lake tahoe. >> i think it's crazy because i see a lot of cars. >> reporter: it's hard for some to believe that three days ago our weather was this. >> yesterday it was like winter. looks like it's going to be prolonged summer. >> reporter: in south lake tahoe the delayed start to summer had some businesses struggling big time. listen to this now. >> worst start in 33 years, it snowed until the first week of june. memorial day was a flop. all through april and may, really cold, wet stuff. >> with big crowds already escaping a big turnaround in temperatures in the valley, lake tahoe businesses are banking on just as big a turn around in their business this holiday weekend. >> absolutely this will be our busiest weekend yet. >> it will be nuts. insane especially with the high lake level and not a lot of beach. it's going to be crazy. >> that was mike reporting for us. can going to the grocery store help.
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Jul 18, 2011 4:30am PDT
, passing by bailey avenue reports of a jackknifed big rig on the shoulder. this has 70,000 pounds of produce from what i hear so we hope they get that on its way. it's mostly off to the shoulder. stay a lane or two to your left to allow them to work there. as well as if you come southbound 880, through milpitas, dixon landing road, working on getting the vehicle out of the ditch. we're waiting for more equipment. we see slowing northbound passing the area. i don't think it's spectator. probably sensors waking up. we'll follow this area as well as 880 north fast coliseum. a smooth drive now. as rob's talking about not as much moisture so fog shouldn't be a big deal. we'll follow that. everything counts on the morning commute. >> thanks. 4:41. if you drive by sand hill road don't be surprised if you see smoke. california's department of forestry and cal fire will burn an acre of grassland. the land is owned by stanford university and some scientists from there and other universities will be studying this fire. they want to better understand fire management on ecosystems during clima
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00am PDT
bridge toll plaza. i'm watching a jackknifed big rig affecting the south bay commute or potentially. >> we begin with news from overnight in san jose. police tell us they found three people shot around 11:00 last night. this happened on jean avenue near highway 280. the victims are said to be a man and a woman as well as a male juvenile. they all -- they are expected to survive, though. >> we do have new information this morning on a double murder that happened overnight in richmond. "today in the bay's" christie smith spoke with police. she joins us live from police headquarters with an update. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it seems like this is happening all too often. yet another shooting on the streets in richmond. as you said i got an update from the spokeswoman. this time two people shot and killed. a man and woman. a third person, a woman, is in critical condition. this follows another shooting days ago that left three people dead in a shoot-out in a richmond home. this latest shooting happened about 10:15 on bissel avenue. a man and a woman shot dead in front of a
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Jul 26, 2011 6:00pm PDT
freeway was shut down for more than two hours. parts of 237 came to a standstill. a deadly big rig crashed in sunnyvale killing the driver. 237 at matilda. crews are just nownt getting th vehicle off the road. this is in the heart of the silicon valley bringing in kris sanchez who's been tracking the story. what exactly happened? seems like the lanes are wide open, at least going in one direction? >> reporter: aat least going in one direction is right. westbound lane are all completely open. we're just seeing the last of the clean-up from that big rig crash here on the lanes that were headed eastbound. these eastbound lanes is where that big rig driver was driving when witnesses say it looked like he had a blowout, lost control of the vehicle, crashed into the center divide, which then projected part of the vehicle into the other lanes of traffic going in the other direction. that really complicated the clean-up and putting out the fire, which also erupted as well. now, there was one person in the cab of that truck. though when investigators first arrived here, the chp couldn't tell whethe
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Jul 5, 2011 11:00pm PDT
on paper, a small piece with a big price tag. >> sold at auction for $122,000. >> reporter: the san francisco arts commission director says it also holds educational value. >> you follow picasso's evolution of ideas for major walks through his drawings. >> reporter: an alert about the theft will circulate through the art world. >> sometimes works that are stolen and they cannot be sold, they get destroyed. and that's the loss for everyone. >> reporter: the suspect is described as a white man in his 30s, well dressed in dark clothing, big sunglasses and loafers with no socks. police are hoping security cameras captured a picture of the thief. two other galleries have picassos on display, so you can get this theft has them reviewing security. reporting live, jean elle, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jean. >>> even a lockout won't keep the 49ers from trying to tackle important stadium issues. the city council met to talk about how it plans to pay the estimated $1 billion it will cost to build the stadium. $138 has within secured from the sale of luxury box sweets. even when combined
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Jul 9, 2011 11:00pm PDT
. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ femalennouncer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't... multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios. >>> day two of the royal couple's trip to southern california involved some fund-raising, polo and a walk down the hollywood red carpet. gina kim is in los angeles with a look for us. hello gina. >> i hate to tell you, you just missed it, the duke and duchess emerged out of those doors, i'm going to ask jose to pan the camera over, we have some dignitaries walking out as we speak. some of hollywood's royalty, there is maria bello, kristen chenowith. this is a big gala, they just left a minute ago after what is a very, very glamorous day. now, yesterday the duke and duchess of cambridge were all business if you will recall. today they finally got to do the calif
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Jul 12, 2011 11:00pm PDT
of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. brace yourself for the big, bold taste tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. >>> tragedy in paradise. tonight, the search is called off for bay area man, swallowed by a blow hole in maui good evening, everyone, i'm jessica aguirre. >> and i'm raj mathai. this just in tonight, the developing news in santa clara. might be the biggest score of his career, and it has nothing to do with football. joe montana wooed the city council tonight. the city leaders awarded montana exclusive rights to develop a multimillion dollar hotel and entertainment complex across the street from the 49ers proposed new stadium. but why did the city council go against the recommendation of the city manager? we bring in george kiriyama. he's a bay area legend, but did he just get a free pass tonight? >> reporter: free pass, no, not everyone agreed. but talking to joe montana and his group, in fact, the city manager as well as city council members thought it would be best to open it up to ever
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Jul 1, 2011 5:00am PDT
have a big holiday coming up. one of my favorite holidays. the weather plays such a key role in the fourth of july. everybody wants to know the forecast. i've got that coming up. for today, we're already warming up. big ridge of high pressure situated out in the pacific, is going to drift toward the bay area. so today we're talking about 90s inland, triple-digit weather on the way. we'll get to that. mike has the day off. he's taking a much-needed break. let's look at your traffic right now taking a look at the bay bridge. a little bit slow westbound on the bay bridge, not too bad though the metering lights are off, they will probably stay off for the next hour at least as it's slow out there. we have no accidents to report so we're off to a great start this morning of a holiday weekend. we'll keep updating you. back to you, marla. >> thanks, christina. a one-day strike by ticket takers shut down all golden gate ferry service between marin and san francisco this morning. today in the bay's damian trujillo is live in larkspur with the impacts. good morning. >> reporter: good m
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Jul 8, 2011 6:00pm PDT
's office admits it is a big blow to the department. >> it was a tough blow to swallow to let those highly trained officers go. to ruse 66 officers with that training, that's a huge investment the city has basically lost. >> reporter: he said the training is crucial for a person who might not understand why police have a gun pointed at him. the police department says it will pull officers from other beats if it has to to respond to a cit incident. the department concedes that will delay response time. we're at police headquarters, nbc bay area news. >>> we have some breaking news to share with you. she was one of the most active and socially forward and well known first ladies of our time. but today, betty ford has died at the age of 93. betty ford was married to former president gerald ford for 58 years. he also died in 2006 at the age of 93. elizabeth ann warren ford was born april 8, 1918. she was known as betty ford and won't to also serve as the first lady of the united states from 1974 to 1977. she was very active in social policy, shattering lots of precedents and had a very moderat
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Jul 20, 2011 5:00am PDT
that forecast with meteorologist christina loren. good morning. >> good morning to you. we've got big-time changes in the weather department, almost a 10 degree increase. in terms of daytime highs today versus yesterday. now, this isn't going to last long but you will get a taste of summer. at the very least i'll talk about what's coming next for the weekend. after all, you're halfway there. let's get you to work. mike has been busy at 5:00 a.m. >> we had the earlier issues and now this car fire which sounds like it may be in clearing stages at the south bay. 101 northbound sig alert issued earlier as the fire spread to a surrounding area around ellis street. i'll get confirmation from chp. so far we have yet to hear those lanes have been cleared. sounds like things are moving, marla. we'll track this. back to you. >> thank you, mike. traffic department new video this morning of a crash in the east bay, a car crashing into the back of a big rig. you've got to check out this video. the accident happened after 2:00 this morning. westbound 580 in livermore. you can see it's a serious one
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Jul 6, 2011 5:00am PDT
. they are scheduled for a big meeting. check in with nichol lapin live at the world headquarters there. good morning. >> hey, very good morning to you. futures are flat ahead of the market open. this is after the dow snapped a five-day rally yesterday. investigators largely shutting off moody's portugal rating to junk status and await jobs later this week. wets a report on nation's services. dow the do you looking 12,569 is where we closed. the nasdaq lost nine points at 2825. president obama has called congressional leaders to white house for a summit on the budget deficit. the president says he and lawmakers made progress over the weekend but still have differences to hash out. he set a two-week deal to reach the debt limit or borrowing limit so they can pass the bill before august 2nd when the u.s. will run out of money to pay bills. republicans oppose any tax hikes and any deal. >>> more details on the plan for data used every month on the smartphone. the cap supplied new customers upgrading to smart phones. you'll be able to choose $30 for two gigs, $50 for five, $80 for ten. 95% of customers a
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Jul 15, 2011 5:00pm PDT
of a shuttle bus to that collided with a big rig. it may have run a red light at the intersection of octavia and hayes yesterday morning. the crash killed dr. kevin mack. he's a 52-year-old ucsf psychiatrist and university profess sore. he was ejected -- professor. he was ejected and pinned underneath the big rig. he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. >>> families and friends said final good-byes at a funeral in santa rosa. the community shaken by the girl's death at a sleepover on sunday. police say she and three friends became sick after drinking vodka mixed with soda. initially the girls said they'd gotten food poisoning. raul was described as an excellent student due to start high school incomes mon-- next month. toxicology reports are expected next week. >>> mark luga was arrested for allegedly stealing a pablo picasso drawing from the weinstein gallery in san francisco last week. the judge denied a motion today reduce his $5 million bail. police say a surveillance camera caught luga leaving with the painting. police found other stolen artwork including another picasso pi
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
the accident happened. >>> still to come at 6:00, big news out of silicon valley. >> a big layoff from the valley and a boost for the east bay coming up after the break in the tech and business report. >>> and it's your chance to be a seismologist. how you can help spot earthquakes from your own home. that's next. >>> the bay area is known as home of innovation and change but may lose our hold on the green industry. we'll explain. >> i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. one of the warmest days we've ved in or a week here across the bay area with low to mid 70s there in the south bay and even a few 80s today. tonight plenty of cinl weather down in the south bay a coming up, we'll talk about a seven-day forecast that's heating up. >>> the next big one is something we're all aware could happen at any time. you may be sitting on the key as to when it could hit. >> reporter: stanford seismologists and scientists say that the more monitoring we have in the bay area, the more we'll learn about earthquakes and better chance of us getting an early warning even if just few a few seconds which i
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Jul 20, 2011 11:00pm PDT
and this isn't real. he's coming home because he's my big brother and he's everything i ever asked for. >> reporter: at the family church, they joined two other families in deep mourning. hundreds packed the inside of st. george, many in tears. one asked for help from the community. >> we urge all you watchers to continue praying for our families, that they come home safely. >> reporter: they were active members of this assyrian church. what happened to them has hit their bishop particularly hard. he's close to their families. >> we pray that the bodies of the victims would be found quickly so that we can perform the proper rites of christian burial and the ease of the families. >> reporter: but some are holding on to hope they will be found alive. >> we don't want him looking down on us, we want him face to face with us to help us for the rest of our lives. >> i know he's going to come back. i don't think this is real. it's not. >> he's coming back. >> reporter: and we're learning more about two of the hikers. she was a nursing student at usf and nino was studying chemistry at cal sta
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Jul 22, 2011 5:00pm PDT
's been validated. and to us, that means a lot. >> reporter: the big apple will usher in the first day of legalized same-sex marriage with back-to-back ceremonies. the city clerk's office originally planned to wed 764 couples on sunday. it announced it would expand hour to make sure all 823 who registered could marry. new york city's mayor, michael bloomberg, is also marking the first day with a special evening ceremony at gracie mansion. he will officiates the marriage of his chief policy adviser and consumer affairs commissioner. >> this is about celebrating our relationship, but in many ways it's really about our children who have often asked us why we aren't married. and so we've involved them in every step of the way. >> reporter: businesses are also hoping to be there every step of the way. florist owner grayson handy expects his business to double in the coming year. >> i think we're going to see a tremendous amount of money coming our way. >> reporter: and for new york state, a recent report estimates the new law could generate more than $300 million in revenue, tourism, and ta
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Jul 28, 2011 5:00am PDT
. [ female announcer ] every box of general mills big g cereals can help your kids' school get extra stuff. ♪ like musical instruments. ♪ and new art supplies. ♪ because they're the only cereals with box tops for education. last year, schools earned over ten million dollars from big g cereals. you can raise money for your kids' school. look for this logo... only on big g cereals. you can make a difference. every cereal box counts. >> welcome back everyone. live look outside. that's a haze we're talking about at the golden gate bridge. looking the 0 for relief, head to the coast. we'll have more on that coming up. 5:11. the agency in charge of planning bay area roads and transportation hitting the road itself. leaving oakland for san francisco. the metropolitan transportation commission voted yesterday to set up its new headquarters in san francisco. the agency will spend $180 million to buy and remodel an existing building on main street. oakland leaders are puzzled. they question the quick decision and say they never had a chance to convince the mtc to stay. >> five days left until
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Jul 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
to get into college and pay is perhaps their first big test in higher education. >> i couldn't be prouder of her and i know she's going to get where she's going to go. it will work out. everything happens for a reason. >> reporter: students at cal state schools are paying nearly four times the amount in tuition they were paying 10 years ago. a recent survey found more high school students are concerned about how they are going to pay for college than about actually getting into one. and how successful they will be once they are there. live in san jose, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> difficult situation. thank you. tonight we know the maim of the woman whose body was found burning in a quiet street in oakland's rock ridge neighborhood. the medical examiner's office say she is 21-year-old monica of union city. her body found around 4:30 yesterday on ivanhoe road. police say she was likely killed somewhere else and then dumped in that neighborhood and lit on fire. officers say the suspects probably chose the neighborhood because it's dark and secluded during those hours. friends and fa
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Jul 27, 2011 6:00am PDT
yesterday. full forecast and news of a big-time warm-up on the way. first it's 6:00 a.m. let's get you out the front door with mike inouye. >> a lot of folks heading out the front door or through the garage or side door. whatever. going to antioch. highway 4 looking slow now speeds in the 20s. worse than our sensors have seen. going on right now through antioch. pittsburgh, became fine, walnut creek okay. no metering lights very smooth. 880 we have one issue at 29th avenue. laura, i'm going to hand it off to you. a lot of police activity. >> that's right. we're following this developing story all morning long from the east bay where a high-speed chase turned deadly of the chase ended 29th avenue off the highway 880 in oakland. that's where today in the day's christie smith joins us live with the latest on the chase. good morning. >> good morning to you, laura. the chp is still here taking measurements, taking photographs, making sure they do a very thorough investigation. now, when you look over at the car, the damage itself actually doesn't look that bad, if steve can pan over to it. chp
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Jul 14, 2011 7:00am PDT
street is worried about washington. late wednesday moody's one of the big three credit rating agencies warning it might have to lower the rating if lawmakers don't come to an agreement on raising the debt ceiling. in the statement it said the action was prompted by the possibility that the debt limit woil not be raised in time to prevent a missed payment on u.s. bonds with a small but rising risk of ashort-lived default. economists say if the aaa rating is lowered it will throw the financial markets into chaos and the cost of borrowing would go up to everything from morlts to car loans. ben bernanke warned. >> i think the worst outcome if we don't raise the limit, at some point we default on debt and that would create as i said before, a huge financial calamity. >> reporter: sources say the president knew about the moody's warning as he headed into wednesday meeting which all sides describe as tense. republican majority leader eric cantor cited the president as saying i have reached my limit. he left saying i'll see you tomorrow. the two sides couldn't even agree about what happened in
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Jul 16, 2011 11:00pm PDT
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00am PDT
by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," monday, july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this monday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a really rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the meantime, another major story, the fact of this heatwave. millions of americans are sweltering in this dangerous heat and humidity today. how long will it last? how bad will it be? well, al has the fore
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Jul 24, 2011 5:00pm PDT
through song. >> i want people to know what an amazingly, beautiful, talented girl who made a big impact in the music world and personally to lots and lots of people. and that's ba what her family to know as well. she made a really big impact. >> an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. >>> in san francisco today, the contemporary jewish museum held what had to be the first ever hand holding music and art exhibit. all of it with a gay and lesbian theme. ♪ there's the music, the hand holding part of the event comes after one of the security guards there told a lesbian couple two days ago they were not allowed to hold hands inside the museum. the museum director says today's event was a big success. >> we just couldn't be happier with the outcome. people coming, people singing "i want to hold your hand" and recognizing that the contemporary jewish museum is for everybody. >> museum officials say the guard worked for a private security company and was immediately removed from the premises after last week's incident. >>> still to come at 5:00, a well known bay area surf spot becomes a place o
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Jul 25, 2011 6:00am PDT
the east bay. expecting things to change over the next couple of hours. we'll talk about that and big time warm-up later on this week. everything in your seven-day outlook. let's get to you work. 6:00 a.m. how are we doing? >> how you doing? we're slowing down for highway 4 where we showed you earlier the sensor at harbor showing 65. that has not changed but the approach slowing heading over to about l street. so the alphabet letters slowing here. a live shot from erin on 101, starting to pick up and there are some of the low clouds past the overpass as well. we'll watch that as it affects the commute crossing the bay area bridges. >> two southern california men will have their day in court answering to charges that they beat bryan stow. this morning we're learning more about the investigation that eventually led to their arrest. marla tellez joins us live outside san francisco general hospital where stow is undergoing treatment. good morning, marla. >> reporter: good morning. like bryan stow, the men arrested for his beating they are fathers, they both have children. well, unlike stow, th
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Jul 11, 2011 4:30am PDT
very big very substantial to bring our long term deficit down over time. >> president obama and house speaker john boehner initially agreed on a target of $4 trillion in cuts but over the weekend the speaker backed off saying the plan was too far reaching, ambitious to pass. let's check in with christina loren on this monday morning. good morning. >> well, good morning to you. you know, mondays can be tough, and when the weather is hot it doesn't make things easier in the afternoon as you make your way home. this monday, though, we're getting such a treat. we have cooler weather on the way. right now the fog that we are expecting to really start to sock in our bridges hasn't started developing yet so we're still looking good. we are expecting a pretty significant round as we head throughout afternoon. foggy conditions particularly at the coast that will make for a gray start. could see some of the fog so dense that it generates that mist so watch out for that. we're looking dry. visibilities clear across the board. as we head through probably the next hour i do think we're going to lo
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Jul 15, 2011 5:00am PDT
are -- big day because here we go. it's 80s day. a huge hero of mine from the 80s. i can't touch that. >> can you see? we're talking about hammer. the hammer bobble head. >> sunday, 80s day, where they will not be playing the l.a. angels of anaheim because in the 80s remember they were called the california angels so they go by that name. and it's going to the first 15,000 fans so there you go request. we got a special sneak peek. apparently i wasn't supposed to touch that. too legit to quit. >> stop. hammer time. >> just going on and on. should i admit that i actually saw hammer in concert last year. >> he's a bay area native. used to be a bat boy for the a's. >> he still plays. >> and pants in the studio when it gets colder. >> hammer jammy. a new line. hammer jammies. >> 5:12. a couple of golden state warriors plan to keep playing even if the lockout continues. the new plan working through sacramento that could make california a big player and even bigger in the 2012 presidential election. >> check us out on facebook. nbc bay area news, while there like us and if you happe toee ss the new
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Jul 22, 2011 6:00pm PDT
and border, announced big layoffs this week. >>> still ahead, a day of surfing at malibu leads to serious injuries for arnold schwartz neglect azenegger schwarzenegger's teenage son. >>> why would i want to be in the cemetery business? why wouldn't i be? >> also coming up, 2 million people are buried there. but a person at the cemetery says takes great place for the living. we'll take you to the bay area's city of souls. >>>nd at east bay company whose work on the ground is helping us see what is up in space. >>> and i'm meteorologist jeff ranieri. decent cooling across the bay area with 83 in san jose, san francisco 67. as we take a look right now dropping off along the coast with 60 in san francisco, we'll have details on how long this fog sticks around coming up. >>> from the east bay into space, tonight we'll take you on an amazing tour of a bay area company that's literally aiming for the stars. >> this company is helping the space program see what's out scott budman has the final uninstallment. >> reporter: it's a company that can see its handy work in space but it actually does tha
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Jun 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
-packard which is going mobil thanks to another silicon valley company. >> sit powerful enough and big enough? >> reporter: with all the attention paid to tablet computer, hp face as huge challenge. the silicon giant is famous as a leader in the tech industry, but when it comes to tablets, it's behind. >> this is the hp touch pad. >> reporter: now trying to make up ground, the touchpad looks familiar with a big difference. its operating system. a user interface or u.i. >> when people use the touch pad, when they pick it up in the store, when they give it a try, what they're going to find is that we have a u.i. that's like none other. >> reporter: but hp faces an uphill battle. we're all used to the apple tablet and android tablet. hp, these're known for what's on their desk. >> pc sales are slowly diminishing, laptop sales are slowly diminishing and tablet sales are going through the roof and if hp doesn't get into the game in a big way, they stand to lose. >> what we're seeing is people are computing more. they're taking their devices with them. they're filling the white spaces in their day
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Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm PDT
in the south bay tonight, you have several options. downtown san jose is not one of them. the big fireworks display that's been there for several years has been cut because of budget issues. they that a few years back. nbc bay area's scott budman joining us live this morning -- this evening with a look at the trend and if that is going to continue. scott, you know nbc bay area used to put on this fireworks show, host it for several years. they haven't had it because of the budget problems. >> reporter: that's absolutely right. it was here in discovery park for years that the fireworks display went on. then the budget shortfall shut it down. as you know, san jose still having budget problems, but it can still have a good time. ♪ >> reporter: they had dancers. they had a singing elvis. and enough cute kids to melt any patriot's heart. but what this rose garden neighborhood parade didn't have was a need for san jose city money, which made all sides of the budget battle happy. >> this parade is more a model of what we can expect which is private sector funding, managed and organized by privat
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Jul 12, 2011 6:00am PDT
. not a big surprise but we're watching this area that i circled near pittsburg and bay point, seeing the speeds drop to this area. heavier than we've seen for the last couple of weeks. it new major issue. hooking for the effects of those. 18 minutes off of the bridge. the golden golden gate bridge, you see the sheen, that's a note for the drivers, especially off ramps, 101, or the center, far side of the water. watch out for workers. remind you to move over. >> you see them coming. all right. 6:11. still to come on "today in the bay," the u.s. navy could choyn the search for seven missing fishermen. former first lady betty ford's memorial is today. a report is coming up. the kincaids live here. across the street, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com
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Jul 19, 2011 6:00pm PDT
's suit. how you can do it from your home computer and save big-time money. >> bay area researchers have identified seven risk factors for alzheimer's disease. the good news is you can do something about them, and i'll have that story coming up. >>> plus, pumping the brakes on food trucks. the bay area city where a controversial law has created a battle over the rolling restaurants. >>> and good evening. i'm chief meteorologist jeff fern any. no doubt the warmer weather today had you outside right now with 66 in san francisco. well, it will be cooler tonight. we'll talk all about this big-time warming trend coming up in my sey ca i know you're worried about making your savings last and having enough income when you retire. that's why i'm here -- to help come up with a plan and get you on the right path. i have more than a thousand fidelity experts working with me so that i can work one-on-one with you. it's your green line. but i'll be there every step of the way. call or come in and talk with us today. >>> you're seeing them more and more on city streets. food trucks offering gourmet ea
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Jul 26, 2011 7:00am PDT
was try to create a new sense of urgency to see if there's a chance to put the big deal back together that he and speaker boehner were close to having this deal last week. but in many ways, this speech was almost oh post mortem, almost setting up the blame game for the fact that no big deal is going to happen. and no matter what happens here at the end of the day, the debt ceiling is going to go up. but nobody is going to be happy about the deal. i can tell you this, ann, i had a bunch of democrats that said to me, would have been a good speech to give two weeks ago. >> i know that he called for public activism, so much so that we hear the capitol hill websites were crashing last night because so many people were trying to e-mail their representatives. it looks like he spooked main street, jim? will he spook also wall street? >> no, not at all. wall street is calm. the markets are looking good today. we had a blip down in the indicators between 9:0 and about 9:20. they came right back. no one is buying the panic, the sky-rocketing interest rates scenario. >> that said, hedge funds are
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Jul 4, 2011 6:00am PDT
to laura. >> thank you. we have two big stories we're following this morning. marla tellez is coming up to tell us about a deadly b.a.r.t. police-involved shooting. but first, today in the bay's christie smith joins us with details of a violent night in richmond. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, a very violent night. all of these shootings in a matter of a couple of hours. four different shootings, some in richmond, some in north richmond but in all we're now hearing that four people were shot and killed. and here with me this morning is besa french. can you walk us through what happened. it seemed to keep going. >> we did have a shooting about 8:30 in south 39th and ohio where one person was shot. that person is expected to survive. we then had a shooting which resulted in a homicide at a little after 11:00 last night. a 19-year-old was shot and killed after visiting some friends in the area of the 3200 block of center avenue. we then had a shooting a few minutes later at about 11:15 at first and mcdonald where one person, 27-year-old, was shot and killed. at that location
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Jul 6, 2011 6:00am PDT
employees are still raking it in big time that story coming up. >>> a live look outside from southbay. finally some cooler temperatures on the way. it is wednesday july 6th, today in the basement. >> good wednesday morning to you. thanks so much for joining us. 6:00 right now, i'm laura garcia-cannon. i want to check with christina loren, a look at our forecast today. >> good morning to you. yeah, we've got a pretty nice day ahead of us. not oppressively hot even in the warmest cities across the bay area. a marine influence courtesy of low pressure in the area. show you what that means as we head into the weekend and continue to drop. future forecast coming up. monsoonal moisture creeping in. that's going to make for a muggy day. a lot of moisture in the bay area. we'll show you where in moments. right now we told you earlier about a crash on 880 northbound at 23rd avenue. word on the street is chp highway control cleared that accident. it had two big-rigs involved, however, and was blocking two lanes for a good amount of time. let's go ahead and take you live and show you 880 through
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Jul 8, 2011 5:00am PDT
message to drug cartels. >> perplexed on why the state would want to do that when they know there's a big issue with drug trafficking from mexico. >> they will have to be on the lookout no. one's coming. we won't be there and local law enforcement is stretched thin. >> for now each agency is trying to scrape together funding from other sources just to keep operating. >> in a few hours space shuttle "atlantis" is expected to lift off from kennedy space center ending an era for nasa. if the weather holds today's launch will be the final space shuttle mission. marla tellez is monitoring the situation but is joining us from mountain view with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, laura. certainly while all eyes are on florida this morning, here in the bay area we're so lucky to have the nasa ames research center. behind me this is the space exploration center, the big old white dome. later this morning this is where 600 people are expected to show up to watch the final launch of the space shuttle. right now it is still a go as laura mentioned, even though the forecast calls for
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Jul 26, 2011 5:00am PDT
is facing two big issues when it meets tonight, what to do with an expiring moratorium on medical pot clubs. council members could set up rules or ban the establishment. voters approved a state proposition legalizing medical marijuana in 1996 and the city council is slated to approve a $9 million settlement over sewage spills. a group sued over alleged spills caused by decaying pipes. most of the settlement will be used to improve sewer lines. supporters for legalizing recreational marijuana are trying a second time to win over california voters. it got the green light from the state to gather signatures to place the initiative on the ballot. a similar measure was rejected by voters last november. i guess they try, try again. >> it's 5:07 now. time to check in with meteorologist christina loren with a look at our forecast. >> good morning to you. boy, you snuck up on me. low pressure is going to keep things mild for us. and then high pressure starts to change things as we head closer and closer to the weekend. gradually tacking on a couple of degrees each day and we also have the potential
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Jul 26, 2011 6:00am PDT
. reporting live, christie smith, "today in the bay." >> san bruno city council is facing two big issues tonight. it will decide what to do with an expiring moratorium on medical pot clubs. members could set up rules regarding the clubs or ban the establishments. the san mateo voters approve add proposition legalizing medical marijuana back in 1996. the city council is slated to approve a settlement over sewage spills. it's a separate item. state agency and groups sued over the alleged spills caused by decaying pipes. most of the settlement will be spent on improving sewer lines. legalizing recreational marijuana trying to win over a second time they got the green light to gather more than 500,000 signatures to place that on the ballot. a similar measure was rejected last november. an east bay teen who survive add bear attack is back home this morning. cheers and tears for victor as he hobbled into his richmond home. martin and 6 other teams walking single fill across the river. the bear bit martin on the ankle but the teen's sense of humor intact. >> i like that. i kicked him dead up in
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Jul 29, 2011 5:00am PDT
? >> it's hopping. the chp reports big accidents, the latest in the south bay. we're going down to central expressway where i got the update two of your right lanes are blocked. one lane gets by at lafayette at the central expressway because of an accident, a truck went into the side of the road. injuries reported. i don't know the extent. two lanes are blocked. back to you. >> across the bay bridge you'll see bright orange additions to the eastern span. construction project. christie smith is live from treasure island with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. that's right, if you've driven the bay bridge recently on the upper deck, you probably noticed these, kind of hard to see at this hour but they are basically bright orange cat walks hanging off of the new tower which reaches more than 500 feet above sea level. they are on the west side, the san francisco side, now this morning at least one is on the east side. and again, these cat walks have nothing to do with modeling. they are basically 12 feet wide and workers walk on them to eventually will install a mile-long su
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Jul 11, 2011 7:00am PDT
. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular, but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house with latest on this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off, but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt l
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Jul 12, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, the hump had when they go over. it's xielting because they're so big, so large. >> you know, i see people and their reaction, and some people are very moved by just being close to them and in their domain. >> reporter: with a slew of photos of water spouts and an occasional tail, the visitors went home a bit sea sick but happy. >> it was worth coming out and taking the journey to see it. if you don't follow your dreams, no one is going to do it for you. >> reporter: and that's a dream burno knows very well. one he relives every time he goes to work. >> they are majestic creatures. >> and for the record joe rosati jr. and the photographer may be calling in sick tomorrow. >> they did get a little sea sick. >> yes, yes are. >>> there is a small craft advisory and a gale warning that was out the past couple of days. no doubt bumpy out there but worth the trip, the view of some magnificent sights. magnificent last week might have been the sun, one week ago, only 66 in danville from one of our readings today. your average 89. los gatos, 74, oakland, 63. look at this, 66 in san rafael. santa ros
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Jul 13, 2011 7:00am PDT
hotel, upscale restaurant and sports bar across the street from the proposed niners stadium took a big step forward. santa clara city council said it would work exclusively from montana and his group for the next 18 months. that means no other companies can build on two empty lots in santa clara. montana's group is convinced their hotel and sports bar will turn santa clara into a destination. >> what do you think of the vote? >> it's always good to win. it's a long way from the process. >> city council went against the city manager's recommendation to open up the process to everyone and make the bidding competitive. the hope is to have the hotel and restaurant up and running when the stadium opens up for business, assuming, of course, there is a new stadium. >>> all right. time to check in with meteorologist christina loren. she's got a look at our forecast. >> we're not scoring any touchdowns if you're looking for warm weather this time of year. we have a significant cooldown that continues. i'm thinking until about tuesday we'll see much cooler than average weather. this morning we'r
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Jul 21, 2011 7:00am PDT
of the program in just a little while. >> then a big scare in north carolina's outer banks. a 6-year-old girl attacked by a shark in a foot and a half of water. her mother was just a few feet away. luckily, this little girl survived and we'll be there live in just a little while. plus some important health advice for women. a new recommendation about when and how often you should get a mammogram, but it's confusing. it contradicts another recommendation that came out a year and a half ago. what are women to do? dr. nancy snyderman will be here to help us sort all of it out. >>> let's begin with the dramatic end to the space shuttle program. tom costello is at the kennedy space center. you had a front row seat. what was it like? >> it was a dramatic day and an emotional day for everybody here and it is not over. america's space shuttle program, 30 years ongoing since 1980, '81, actually is how in the history books. "atlantis" came down at 5:57 eastern time, it was its 33rd mission. in all, it's trekked 25 million miles, 327 days in orbit and at 5:57 this morning it came on rest on runway 15. h
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Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm PDT
on the set? >> i think so. >> a big hello and welcome to our new teammate, janelle wang, been in the bay area, on television over eight or nine years? >> yes. >> and janelle will be our 5:00 p.m. co-anchor. we're happy on behalf of the newsroom. jeff and i. welcome aboard. >> such a great team. and you guys are so nice. >> thank you. >> first day. >> no, i did a little training last week. you guys already feel like family. >> that's great. >> you know what this means for me officially -- i got to bring it back to me for a second. i'm no longer the new guy on the shift. >> that's right. >> yes! about time. >> and there's a little tradition -- jeff and i were talking, the new person on board buys dinner for the first month. >> everybody's been telling me that so i have to buy a lot of dinners for a lot of staff members. >> and i am hungry tonight. >> all you can eat buffet. >> sounds good. >>> in the weather forecast for tonight, an all you can take weather buffet today when it came to the sunshine. we had a lot of it here from the north bay to the south bay. really it's great to have janelle h
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